[arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26 2.6.26-1 and related module packages

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 16:08:19 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:00:03 +0200
> schrieb Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
>> Thomas Bächler schrieb:
>> > Okay, I think I have enough signoffs. Any opinions on dropping
>> > wlan-ng26? According to Dan, we still need madwifi, is there an
>> > Atheros user here who will fix it (apparently, a recent enough
>> > snapshot will compile).
>> > IMO, once madwifi and lirc are fixed and I got at least one
>> > positive report for catalyst for every architecture, we can move.
>> > intel-53{6,7ep} and martian are unmaintained closed-source crap
>> > anyway, I won't be held back by those.
>> >
>> Ah, and if anyone needs configuration changes or patches/bugfixes
>> applied: I will rebuild again tonight, because I forgot to enable
>> uvcvideo in the configuration, which is quite popular. So write to
>> this list (or to arch-general) if you need anything.
> report for my notebook:
> had to replace ath_pci module from madwifi with ath5k kernel module and
> change netcfg2 config for ath0 -> wlan0 change. works well here.
> running the catalyst driver works but i get a weird report when the
> module gets loaded at bootup: unknown symbol
> from dmesg:
> fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
> fglrx: Unknown symbol flush_tlb_page

My thinkpad has always misbehaved with ath_pci, so I've been using
ndiswrapper. I will try the new atheros modules when I get a chance,
to see if it behaves better.

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